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Vimy Ridge Elementary School is the fifth tilt-up school in the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board's portfolio. Tilt-up is quickly gaining traction in this and other school boards in Ontario as a cost-effective alternative to conventional masonry construction. These buildings are opening on time and under budget! The thermal efficiency of the concrete sandwich wall design is reflected in measurable operation savings costs of the facilities. The superior building envelope concept is resulting in improved interior environmental conditions which have continued benefits to students and faculty. The intrinsic properties of tilt-up construction are unparalleled with respect to building life cycle analysis. Pick any one of the numerous advantages of tilt-up; Vimy Ridge Elementary is without exception.
Vimy Ridge Elementary School is a two-story, 45,000 square foot facility located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The Building incorporated 95 tilt-up panels the largest of which was 715 sq. Ft. and weighed in at 77,000 lbs. The panels boosted a 4" Thermomass sandwich wall design. The exterior was wrapped with a thin brick veneer. The architect combined the colours and textures of the brick, with the details of featured glazed curtain wall sections and contrasting bright texture coatings, to create a facade with a dynamic modern and inspiring appeal. The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board's progressive thinking and selection of tilt-up construction are providing them with buildings that suit such a mentality. OCDSB leaned on tilt-up to provide them with an energy efficient, low maintenance structures that maximize their minimal construction dollars. Tilt-up passed the grade on all aspects and will save money for the Board annually on their operational dollars.
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